Bergen County Beat: Burger bragging turns into fundraiser for pediatric cancer

Burger bragging turns into fundraiser for pediatric cancer

This past weekend, a group of neighbors in the Ramsey Golf & Country Club hosted a burger cook-off. But it wasn’t merely just a couple of families showing off their burger recipes over a case of beer to win the bragging rights of being Ramsey Golf & Country Club’s grill master. No, this group of members took it upon themselves to make it a community event that benefited a worthy cause – the Max Cure Foundation for pediatric cancer causes – and raised more than $5000.

The Be Brave Burger Throwdown had a tough road in seeing the light of day – literally. It was originally schedule on the last day of August but Hurricane Irene had other plans. The next rain date was a wash out too. Finally, the group was gifted with a beautiful fall day and it was very well attended despite the rescheduling.

Ramsey Golf and Country club members and neighbors, Ramsey residents and family from all over the area were invited to taste the burger samples and vote for their favorites. These five families opened their homes, garages, driveways and backyards to the throngs of people who came to share in a day of good food for a good cause. A favorite local band, Mary’s Basement, entertained the crowd and kids had a ball with a bounce house, clown and hula hoop contest.

What started as a bet as to who could make the best burger in the Ramsey Golf & Country Club morphed into a successful  fundraiser that doubled as a fun block party. Congratulations to these families on their successful event. They set a great example for all of us.

Read more about the Be Brave Burger Throwdown and view photos here.

Comment balloon 4 commentsKristin Graves • October 18 2011 02:42PM

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What a great way to contribute to a very worthy cause!  Sounds like your neighbors had a lot of fun and I am sure many will benefit from their efforts.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Lisa Dunham, Associate Broker, Alexandria Virginia Real Estate almost 7 years ago
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Pretty cool idea your community came up with to raise funds and awareness. 

The Max Cure Foundation looks pretty impressive.  Not only are they battling pediatric cancer they are looking for less toxic treatments for the kids. 

Posted by Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas (RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland) almost 7 years ago

Lisa and Maggie -

I was suppose to go to the event but I had prior plans. I'm sure they'll do it again next year and I won't miss it. A worthy cause for sure.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post.  Best of luck to you both.

 

Posted by Kristin Graves (RE/MAX Properties) almost 7 years ago

Hi Kristin! Great idea for a great cause!

Ramsey Golf & Country Club is a beautiful community. My family almost moved there when I was a Don Bosco boy! ...Way back in the last century!

I was a Timber Valley guy many years later.

Best to you!

Posted by Brian Morgenweck, Broker/Owner, GRI, CRS, ABR, SRS (Power Realty Group, LLC Bergen County, NJ ) almost 7 years ago

Participate